This site contains my English translations of the patterns that appeared in Nous Habillons Bleuette in the French girls’ magazine La Semaine de Suzette.

 For me it is not enough to have a pattern and a finished illustration. I want to know what the patterns actually say, however brief and vague and even, sometimes, charming.  I have done my best to stay true to the original texts, information I have added will be in brackets.

If there are any patterns in this time period that you are especially keen to have translated please feel free to contact me.  These translations are free for you to use and enjoy, I only ask that you do not sell my translations. 

"Tante Deirdre"

Deirdre Gawne

dgawne at comcastdotnet   


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